This award-winning film follows 96-year old Miriam Weissenstein as she fights to save "The Photo House" - her late husband Rudi's photo studio and life's work - from being demolished. As the film progresses, Miriam receives the help of her grandson, Ben, and the two develop their relationship while doing all they can to save the shop and its almost one million negatives documenting many of Israel’s defining moments.
Through their quest, and despite the generation gap and many conflicts, Ben and his grandmother forge a special bond of love, courage, and compassion.
Written and Directed by: Tamar Tal
Produced by: Barak Heymann
2011. Winner Ophir Academy Award, Israel 2012
In Hebrew and German with English subtitles. Running Time: 60 minutes
"The film weaves past and present as the legacy and work of the late photographer Rudi Weissenstien is kept alive...Life in Stills offers a moving portrait of two generations bound by love, tragedy, respect for the past and determination to preserve it for the future" - Boston Globe
"The film, like Rudi's photos, is a vibrant documentation of the people of Israel.." - The Jewish Week (New York)
Parking: Pay-per-space parking is available for $6 for two hours (or $12 all day) in Parking Lot 2. Enter at the corner of Hilgard and Manning (goes directly to pay-per-space parking) or at the corner of Hilgard and Westholme (main entrance with staffed kiosk). The pay stations accept bills in $1 and $5 increments or credit cards (VISA, Mastercard, Discover), but no coins. Handicapped parking is also available or $5 all day.
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Cost : Event is free and open to the public. RSVP is required.
Sponsor(s): Younes and Soraya Nazarian Center for Israel Studies
10367 Bunche Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1487
Campus Mail Code: 148703
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